What a lovely Wednesday here in Knoxville. The temperature has cooled off, but it’s not raining. It’s hump day. The day is halfway over without any drama—annnnnnnd it’s gone.
Meeting of the minds here at @AlabamaFTBL Pro Day.
— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsESPN) March 7, 2018
Why yes, that is former Tennessee coach Butch Jones talking to megamind and multi-Super Bowl champion coach Bill Belichick at Alabama’s Pro Day. One has won five Lombardi Trophies as a head coach, and the other holds (at least) one life championship. Check out the big ol’ A on Jones’ chest, too.
Unless he’s the world’s biggest secret Alabama fan, it seems as though the reports of Jones meeting with Nick Saban a few weeks back had some merit.
What if Saban hired Butch Jones so that Butch would have all the small-talk conversations that Saban didn’t want to waste time with? Maybe Jones just wandered a little too far or Belichick walked too far down the field, ending in this conversation. Bill obviously looks very pleased.
— Houston Kress (@VolRumorMill) March 7, 2018
The Internet did what the Internet does what things, annihilating it with joke after joke. Vols fans and national media alike got in on the action.
so then after looking at my chart, I decided we should pass the ball out of shotgun on the 1 yard line. seemed like a good idea at the time. https://t.co/Jcay9LGr3W
— Luke Ownbey (@CoachOwnbey) March 7, 2018
“And then I said: ‘Let’s use a trash can!’ “ pic.twitter.com/HtzCZUSGFz
— Matt Fortuna (@Matt_Fortuna) March 7, 2018
It’s official! From this point on Bill Belichick will never win another Super Bowl! https://t.co/f69qBJllx2
— Davey Hudson (@Davey_Hudson) March 7, 2018
Belichik definitely thinking about ways to get out of this convro https://t.co/gNKt6KqPwk
— Russell Smith (@Russell___Smith) March 7, 2018
Bill: “Why’d you hire Butch Jones?”
Nick: “The chart said to.”
Bill: 🤨 https://t.co/ARrlGPAixL
— Lauren Moore (@lomosports) March 7, 2018
“So Bill, when you say “Championships” are meaning actual championships?” https://t.co/WwRWYvOs70
— Chad Fields (@CfieldsVFL) March 7, 2018
I can’t wait for the Patriots to run out this year’s team motto, “Pump by Pump.” It’ll help Tom Brady play until he’s 56.